- Major Players
Garrett Gaskamp, Jr., quarterback — The District 8-4A offensive newcomer of the year threw for 1,803 yards and 13 touchdowns and ran for 336 yards and nine touchdowns in his sophomore debut. Expect more from Gaskamp this season as the Daily Herald all-area newcomer of the year in 2011 returns most of his favorite weapons from last season.
DeVarri McCray, Sr., wide receiver — Emerged as quarterback Gaskamp’s favorite receiving target last season to lead the team in catches (24), yards (341) and touchdowns (3). In addition, the all-district honorable mention also ran for six touchdowns and nearly 300 yards and has been working out some on defense as well.
Deric Robertson, Sr., defensive back — Robertson, who’s committed to Oklahoma State, blended his 6-foot-2, 195-pound size with a blazing 4.4-second speed for 74 tackles — 55 solo — and three batted passes as an all-district first team selection last year and is the Roos’ only returning starter from last year’s secondary.
- Hungry Roos
“Our kids are hungry and they love to win and we’ve got new competition. We picked up some schools that we haven’t played, teams like Temple and Belton. ... I think they’re ready for the challenge. They’re excited about it because we get to play everybody and now it counts.”
- Sam Jones, Killeen football coach
Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2012 4:00 am
Updated: 10:53 am, Thu Sep 5, 2013.
Posted on Aug 30, 2012
Four straight playoff appearances and the Killeen Kangaroos are still counting.
Following its deepest postseason run since 2008, Killeen returns a reloaded offense, a defense the coaches are confident with and the swagger that made the Roos a player in Class 4A.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012 4:00 am.
Updated: 10:53 am.